Earnhardt Jr. to retire following 2017 season
The two-time Daytona 500 winner has decided to retire after the 2017 season, Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday.
Why Dale Jr. returned to racing
Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned at Daytona after letting his brain heal from multiple concussions -- and after undergoing a different sort of rehabilitation for his psyche, writes Tommy Tomlinson.
Racing world reacts to Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement
Current and former drivers tweeted well-wishes to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family after it was announced Tuesday that the racing star will retire following the 2017 NASCAR season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains why he chose to retire at the end of the season. He said he told Rick Hendrick his decision March 29:
Here is the backdrop for the 3 p.m. news conference today where Dale Earnhardt Jr. will talk about his decision to retire at the end of the season. It will be carried on SportsCenter on ESPN2.
Why the time is right for Dale Jr. to retire.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will walk away from NASCAR as one of the sport's most popular drivers, but as Marty Smith and Ricky Craven point out, the effects of multiple concussions became too much for the 2-time Daytona 500 winner.
A look at Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 1 of 11 drivers to win the Daytona 500 multiple times and was named NASCAR Cup Series' most popular driver 14 seasons in a row.
Dale Jr. has great solace with retiring at season's end.
Marty Smith shares his conversation with Dale Earnhardt Jr. about the decision to retire after the 2017 season.
Concussions play heavily in Dale Jr.'s decision.
Marty Smith explains that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has decided to retire after the 2017 season because he is worried about his long-term health.
Craven not surprised Dale Jr. will retire following 2017 season.
Ricky Craven says he thinks most drivers would have retired after the emotional challenges Dale Earnhardt Jr. experienced in 2016.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been voted as the Cup Series' most popular driver each of the past 14 seasons -- only Bill Elliot (16 times) has won that award more since it began in 1956. Earnhardt Jr. has 26 career Cup Series wins -- only 5 drivers have more recorded wins without winning a Cup Series title.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire after this season.
Monster Energy motocross rider Alex Harvill suffered a foot injury while practicing and will not attempt a world-record 426-foot motorcycle jump in the middle of the Talladega Superspeedway infield prior to the NASCAR Cup race May 7.
Johnson records 82nd career victory with win in Bristol.
Jimmie Johnson takes the lead late and the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 82nd career NASCAR win. Ricky Craven joins Zubin Mehenti to discuss if Johnson can reach 100 wins in his career.
A court-mandated mediation session last Tuesday did not result in any settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Kevin Ward Jr. against Tony Stewart. Stewart's attorney filed a status report with the court Monday stating: "The parties did not reach an agreement to resolve the matter at that time." A hearing is scheduled for June 23 on summary judgment motions filed by both sides.
Kyle Busch blasts tires after flats, wreck
Kyle Busch expressed frustration Monday after he twice had flats at Bristol Motor Speedway, the second one ending his day with a crash on Lap 384 of the Food City 500.
Jimmie Johnson explains why the 82nd win of his NASCAR Cup career meant so much after the victory at Bristol:
Clint Bowyer needed Jimmie Johnson to make a mistake in the closing laps. He didn't expect it to happen and it didn't as Bowyer settled for second at Bristol.
Jimmie Johnson does a burnout as his crew stands on the backstretch wall in celebrating their second win of the 2017 season. The win was Johnson's 82nd of his NASCAR Cup career.
Johnson earns rare win at rain-delayed Bristol
Jimmie Johnson won consecutive races for the 11th time in his career with a Bristol victory that came a day after rain washed out Sunday's scheduled event.
Jimmie Johnson makes it back-to-back wins as he builds on his Texas win earlier this month with the victory Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Monday Rundown: Daniel Hemric takes next step to the front
Daniel Hemric made his team owner proud and a little extra money for himself at Bristol. Harrison Burton has people talking, as well.
Kyle Busch wrecked out of the race at Bristol Motor Speedway after 383 laps and a second tire problem of the day. Busch has had tire problems several times this year and did at last August's race at Bristol. Busch said he wouldn't talk to Goodyear about the issue. Busch: "I just really have no idea why the fastest car out there keeps blowing a tire. We were coming through the field twice. If people want to see racing and people coming from the back to the front, you've got to have tires that can last."
Danica Patrick drove her wrecked car back to the garage at Bristol Motor Speedway. She got tagged by David Ragan when Ragan tried to squeeze his car between Patrick's and the car of Ragan teammate Landon Cassill. Patrick likely will finish 36th.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is OK after a wreck that ended his day after 251 laps at Bristol. Earnhardt: "We broke something in the oil system under caution. ... I went into Turn 1 on the restart and the car went straight into the wall with the oil all over the tires."
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